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Lost data


Barbee

New Member
Power User
#1
Not sure anyone can help, but I bought a program that will transfer data from my old computer (Vista) to my new computer (Win8) I plugged them both in. I had the screen on the Vista computer and it seemed to be working in transferring my stuff. I wanted until the lights on the new computer stopped blinking. Then I disconnected the Vista computer and hooked up all my wires from the Vista onto the Win8 computer. I can't find any of the data I supposedly transferred. Where would it be?

So now I think I better do the transfer thing again. So I take the old computer and plug it in (without monitor as I only have 1) No power. It's plugged in but the old computer won't go on. Now, I'm panicking... all my data, documents, spread sheets, genealogy are all in the old computer.

Now I do have backups... portable disks.... I see the info (or some of it) on the backup disks but how do I transfer it onto the Win8 computer? Theses were backedup from the old Vista computer.

Hope someone can help me find all my data.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK M1188 Series
    CPU
    3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    AMD 64 bit
    Memory
    12.0GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7310
    Internet Speed
    Business class
    Browser
    Chrome/FF/IE
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
#2
Just put the backup disks in the new computer & either move or copy the stuff to an appropriate location on the new computer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

SIW2

Well-Known Member
Team Member
Posts
5,360
#3
Might be a good idea to turn off that hibernation boot thing in 8, before transferring any data from an external source.

I am not in 8 atm, but from memory, you do this:

Control Panel >PowerOptions >'Choose what the power buttons do' >'Shutdown settings' > untick 'Turn on fast start-up'.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Winuser

Power User
VIP Member
Power User
Posts
173
#4
If you know the name of any of you files you could try a file search on the new computer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY 700-074
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4430 @ 3.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    MS-7826 (Kaili)
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 740
    Sound Card
    Integrated IDT 92HD68E2 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S27C230B
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    240 GB Kingston SSDNow V300 Series
    PSU
    stock
    Case
    stock
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    Logitech K520
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Fire Fox
    Antivirus
    Eset Smart Security 7

Barbee

New Member
Power User
#5
When I bring up the info on the backup disk, and try to drag it it won't drag.... I'm glad I only have to get a new computer once every 5 yrs because this is such a pain.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK M1188 Series
    CPU
    3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    AMD 64 bit
    Memory
    12.0GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7310
    Internet Speed
    Business class
    Browser
    Chrome/FF/IE
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
#6
Bring them up & highlight them choose copy to or move to.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

Barbee

New Member
Power User
#7
Thanks, that worked only I didn't backup very well. Everything I thought was there isn't. I did salvage my genealogy files and a few games. I'm not very good at backing up. Lesson learned. Some of the things I tried to open the "store" doesn't recognize. Do you have to buy everything there? Sheesh.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK M1188 Series
    CPU
    3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    AMD 64 bit
    Memory
    12.0GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7310
    Internet Speed
    Business class
    Browser
    Chrome/FF/IE
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
#8
Glad I could help.
I don't know about store. :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

fafhrd

Active Member
Pro User
Portsmouth Hants

Posts
772
#9
Your old Vista machine might not power up, but it is likely that the data on the hard disk is still there, and that the old hard disk is still functional. It may require a little screwdriver surgery to remove the old disk from the Vista Machine, and connect it to your Gateway, but then you would have access to all your old Vista data from your new Windows 8 system directly.

External hard drive adapters to connect the old disk via USB are readily available, and can be found at about $15 including a power supply.External USB Hard Drive Adapter | eBay

If you post the specs and model of your old machine, it will be easier to help you with what can be done to retrieve your data.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1